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Field Guide to the passerine bird species of Iran

Eastern Pied or Variable Wheatear (Oenanthe piccata)

Eastern Pied or Variable Wheatear (Oenanthe piccata)

 

 

Identification

Eastern Pied Wheatear also known as Variable Wheatear (Oenanthe piccata).

 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 04 October 2009 16:05 )

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Eversmann's Redstart or Rufous-backed Redstart (Phoenicurus erythronotus) in Iran

Eversmann's Redstart or Rufous-backed Redstart (Phoenicurus erythronotus) in Iran IdentificationEversmann's Redstart or Rufous-backed Redstart (Phoenicurus erythronotus) is one of the larger redstarts in Iran, that goes to15 to 16 cm long with a ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:47 )

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Clamorous Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus) in Iran

Clamorous Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus) in Iran Most populations are sedentary, but the breeding birds in Pakistan, Afghanistan and north India are migratory, wintering in peninsular India and Sri Lanka. Taxono...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 August 2010 13:51 )

Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor) in Iran

Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor) in IranIt is a scarce vagrant to western Europe, including Great Britain, usually as a spring overshoot. DistributionThrough out northern and eastern mountain system in Ira...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 August 2010 14:33 )

Rock thrush in Iran

Rock thrush in IranThe Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush or just Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae in Iran. It breeds in northern heights of Iran spread fr...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 June 2009 16:52 )

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Shore Lark in Iran

Shore Lark in IranShore Lark - Lasem Mountains - IranThe Shore Lark (Eremophila alpestris), also called the Horned Lark, breeds across northern Iran heights from the North West Alborz to n...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 June 2009 17:40 )

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Great Grey Shrike in Iran

Great Grey Shrike in IranGreat Grey Shrikes (Lanius excubitor) usually sit conspicuously on the tops of bushes or posts, scanning for prey such as rodents and small birds as seen in this accompan...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:56 )

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Grey Wagtail in Iran

Grey Wagtail in IranTypically, the Grey Wagtail (Motacilla Cinerea) favors fast-running upland and mountain streams. Here in Iran, small upland creeks provide attractive alternatives in upla...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:05 )

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Red tailed or Persian Wheatear in Iran

Red tailed or Persian Wheatear in IranRed-tailed Wheatear or Persian Wheatear was split into Persian wheatear (Oenanthe chrysopygia) and Kurdish Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna) a couple of years back. The se...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 August 2010 14:19 )

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Bird Photography in Iran

 

The avifauna of Iran includes a total of 527 species. Birds lead fascinating lives. With such a variety of species in Iran you can add beautiful photos to your collection. We’ll help you do that. Gallery coming soon...

Travel tips

Mount Damavand Wondering how to travel to Iran!?
Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979. In general, Iran has an arid climate in which most of the relatively scant annual precipitation falls from October through April.

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